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A Closed and Common Orbit

Wayfarers 2

By Becky Chambers

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The extraordinary new novel by Becky Chambers, author of the beloved debut novel The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: 'a quietly profound, humane tour de force.' (Guardian)

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 HUGO AWARD AND THE ARTHUR C CLARKE AWARD

'Chambers is simply an exceptional talent' Tor.com

**Winner of the 2017 Prix Julia-Verlanger**

The stand-alone sequel to the award-winning The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Lovelace was once merely a ship's artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in an new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has to start over in a synthetic body, in a world where her kind are illegal. She's never felt so alone.

But she's not alone, not really. Pepper, one of the engineers who risked life and limb to reinstall Lovelace, is determined to help her adjust to her new world. Because Pepper knows a thing or two about starting over.

Together, Pepper and Lovey will discover that, huge as the galaxy may be, it's anything but empty.

PRAISE FOR THE WAYFARERS

'Never less than deeply involving' DAILY MAIL

'Explores the quieter side of sci-fi while still wowing us with daring leaps of imagination' iBOOKS

'So much fun to read' HEAT

'Warm, engaging, properly science-fictional, A Closed and Common Orbit is a very likable novel indeed' GUARDIAN

'The most fun that I've had with a novel in a long, long time' iO9

Biographical Notes

Becky Chambers is the author of the Wayfarers books, which currently include The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, A Closed and Common Orbit, and Record of a Spaceborn Few. Her books have been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction, among others, and won the Prix Julia Verlanger in 2017. She grew up in a family heavily involved in space science, and hopes to see Earth from orbit one day.

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  • ISBN: 9781473621473
  • Publication date: 15 Jun 2017
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
PRAISE FOR THE WAYFARERS
Never less than deeply involving — DAILY MAIL
Chambers is simply an exceptional talent — TOR.COM
Joyously written and a joy to read. — Claire North on THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET
Explores the quieter side of sci-fi while still wowing us with daring leaps of imagination — iBOOKS
So much fun to read — HEAT
Warm, engaging, properly science-fictional, A Closed and Common Orbit is a very likable novel indeed — GUARDIAN
The most fun that I've had with a novel in a long, long time — iO9
Exceptional... Chambers is a true talent and writer to watch — POP VERSE
One of the most enjoyable, brilliantly realised spacey SF novels I've read in ages. — James Smythe on THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET
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